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NEWS

The Standing Stones of Stenness Commissioned by the Alberta Band Association and premiered by the Alberta Virtual Honour Band and members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Dreaming: The Prague Sessions

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Dreaming of the Masters IV - Mvt I - Perryscope
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It's finally here! The release of my newest CD! The record features incredible performances by James Campbell on my clarinet concerto Dreaming of the Masters I and PJ Perry on my saxophone concerto Dreaming of the Masters IV. We recorded in Prague in May of 2019 with a 65-piece orchestra conducted by Raymond Baril, produced by Paul Johnston, and featuring Neil Swainson, Dave Laing, and Chris Andrew in the rhythm section. 

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How Good Will It Feel - New choral work commissioned by Pro Coro with text by Jemma Hicken.

PERFORMANCES

March 3/5 I conducted the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra featuring PJ Perry playing the music of Charlie Parker. We also played the last two movements of Dreaming of the Masters IV.

 

March 20, 2022, The Alberta Baroque Ensemble premeried my Concerto for Flute and Violin, commissioned to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

April 21, 2022 Bent River Spotlight. We finally did a spotlight concert for my CD Dreaming, The Prague Sessions.

Pipe Dreams May 17-20 The MacEwan Big Band, and Jim Walker recorded Pipe Dreams, the concerto I wrote for Jim in 2018.

July 7-12 Travelled to New York with Vern Theissen to work with Vern and Royce on The Englishman's Boy.

July 13-23 Incredible tour with the Edmonton Winds to Germany and Prague. Performance on July 21 of Dreaming of the Masters IV at WASBE in Prague was a career highlight. I've never heard PJ Perry play better!

PROJECTS

I'm currently working on a big band adaptation of Holst's The Planets for the River City Big Band.

Works continues on the musical adaptation of The Englishman's Boy. Next up, a 1st Act workshop this November.